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KEEN Science in the Parks Instructor

February 23, 2019

Job Description: The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) seeks a part-time instructor to facilitate outdoor learning experiences for local elementary and middle school students at KEEN’s Science in the Parks program.

 

This position is for 10-weeks, 20-hours per week at $14/hour. Work hours will be between 10am-2pm during the week in Ellensburg. Spanish language proficiency required.

 

Background: Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) implements OSPI’s Summer Food Service Program in Kittitas County. FISH provides free lunches for children up to the age of 18 in four community parks. KEEN will increase participation in the lunch program while providing outdoor education. Once a week, children will be invited to explore the natural features of the parks with guided questions and resources from KEEN staff and volunteers.

 

An example of a Science in the Parks program might include children investigating whether the same insects live in fast and slow areas of the stream, and whether the same plants grow in the shade of Ponderosa trees and in open areas. Over the summer, children’s curiosity about nature and comfort with scientific inquiry will increase. KEEN expects to work with 182 children a week for 10 weeks.

The instructor will work closely with KEEN’s Environmental Education Director to implement selected lessons throughout the summer.

 

Applicants should have an interest in education, outdoor learning, and working with children of different ages. Candidates should also be prepared for vigorous outdoor activity during the hot summers of the Central Washington climate. Applicants must have a proficiency in Spanish language.

Summer Camp Counselor

February 23, 2019

Job Description: The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) seeks two to three Camp Counselors to facilitate outdoor learning experiences for local elementary and middle school students. The Pond to Pines Outdoor School is a series of week-long day camps that will take place at Helen McCabe State Park from June 17 to July 26, 2019 (no camp during the week of July 4). The camp curriculum focuses on engaging outdoor science and engineering experiences and includes games, scientific inquiry, exploration, and art. Each Camp Counselor will work with our Environmental Education Director to facilitate outdoor learning and will be supported by adult volunteers. A week of training will occur prior to the first week of camp, June 10, 2019.

Camp Counselors should have an interest in education, outdoor learning, and working with children of different ages. Candidates should also be prepared for vigorous outdoor activity during the hot summers of the Central Washington climate. Camp is held at Helen McCabe State Park near Ellensburg and has no shelter or indoor spaces.

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414 South Willow Street

Ellensburg, WA 98926

kittitasee@ycic.org 

509-551-8807

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